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45 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Tips & Tricks

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Use the Edge

Use the Edge

 You bought the Galaxy S7 Edge, so you might as well use some of the extra features it has to offer. Our next few slides will all talk about the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Edge screen, panels, and features. Some are useful, others are just shortcuts to other apps similar to icons on the homescreen.

The Edge panel is that little white thing near the top right edge of the display. Swipe it open and you'll see everything it has to offer. There's the People Edge, for a list of your favorite contacts. A swipe and a tap instantly can make a call, rather than messing with the phone app and contacts list. There's also the Apps Edge, where owners can put all of their favorite apps. Simply swipe from the edge and keep swiping to go through all the panels.

Only a few are enabled out of the box, but there is a lot that can be done here. We can add Yahoo! Sports scores and updates, Twitter feeds, stocks, calendars, weather, a ruler, compass and even breaking news. Meaning rather than finding any of these apps mentioned, just swipe into the Edge and find what you want. It's really neat, and the Edge can take up nearly half of the screen with tons of useful content. Poke around in there and see everything it can do.

Owners can also move the Edge access panel to the left side, the bottom edge of the screen, or change how see-through it is and more. With this tool, the options to be more efficient with this phone are nearly endless.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Joe T

    06/04/2016 at 2:31 am

    The list was quite helpful to me on my new S6 Edge Plus, thanks.

  2. Darrell-n-Tammy

    07/16/2016 at 6:37 am

    Can I also add my spouse to the fingerprint scan? So we’re both able to use the device?

    • Cory Gunther

      10/13/2016 at 12:29 pm

      yup, just have her register a finger.. I have my daughters finger saved on mine too

  3. hoppy

    09/13/2016 at 3:40 am

    Google Now gets it wrong so often that it is useless. When did you ever hear anyone use it? Never.

  4. Hayden

    10/05/2016 at 9:05 pm

    I normally do not leave comments, but thank you for this helpful list! It informed me on things I didn’t know my phone could do, such as the SOS feature.

  5. philina williams

    04/11/2017 at 8:14 pm

    have Samsung 7..# of open apps is incorrect..i can push “close open app:..screen clears and the 47 pops up again… H E L P !!

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